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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330215/bioremediation-of-high-strength-agricultural-wastewater-using-ochrobactrum-sp-strain-sz1
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Chin Hong Neoh, Chi Yong Lam, Suriati Mat Ghani, Ismail Ware, Siti Hajar Mat Sarip, Zaharah Ibrahim
The biggest agricultural sector that contributes to the Malaysian economy is the oil palm industry. The effluent generated during the production of crude palm oil known as palm oil mill effluent (POME). POME undergoes anaerobic treatment that requires long retention time and produces large amount of methane that consequently contributes to global warming. In this study, an isolated bacteria was selected based on its ability to degrade kraft lignin (KL) and identified as Ochrobactrum sp. The bacteria were able to treat POME (from anaerobic pond) under the aerobic condition without addition of nutrient, resulting in a significant chemical oxygen demand (COD) removal of 71 %, removal rate of 1385 mg/l/day, and 12...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275485/serum-kl-6-and-surfactant-protein-d-as-monitoring-and-predictive-markers-of-interstitial-lung-disease-in-patients-with-systemic-sclerosis-and-mixed-connective-tissue-disease
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Hideaki Yamakawa, Eri Hagiwara, Hideya Kitamura, Yumie Yamanaka, Satoshi Ikeda, Akimasa Sekine, Tomohisa Baba, Koji Okudela, Tae Iwasawa, Tamiko Takemura, Kazuyoshi Kuwano, Takashi Ogura
BACKGROUND: Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is frequent complication of systemic sclerosis (SSc) and mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD). The disease is heterogeneous, and its outcome is unpredictable. Some patients have severe and progressive deterioration of ILD, which is the leading cause of mortality. We aimed to determine whether serum levels of Krebs von den Lungen-6 (KL-6) and surfactant protein-D (SP-D) correlate with SSc/MCTD-associated ILD activity. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the medical records of 40 patients with SSc/MCTD-associated ILD: 29 patients with SSc and 11 patients with MCTD...
February 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275476/serum-kl-6-in-pulmonary-alveolar-proteinosis-china-compared-historically-with-germany-and-japan
#3
Wen-Liang Guo, Zi-Qing Zhou, Lu Chen, Zhu-Quan Su, Chang-Hao Zhong, Yu Chen, Shi-Yue Li
BACKGROUND: KL-6 is a biomarker of the severity of pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP). We noticed a significant difference in the mean serum KL-6 level between Japanese and Caucasian patients. To assess the clinical value of serum KL-6 in Chinese PAP patients, and to compare the differences in serum KL-6 levels in Chinese patients and patients of other ethnicities. METHODS: From 2014-2016, we prospectively examined 37 Chinese Han patients with PAP, measured their serum KL-6 levels, evaluated the correlation between initial KL-6 levels and clinical variables, and compared our results with studies from Japan and Germany (similar methods were used)...
February 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272928/prospective-clinical-and-radiographic-outcomes-after-concomitant-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-and-meniscal-allograft-transplantation-at-a-mean-5-year-follow-up
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Bryan M Saltzman, Maximilian A Meyer, Alexander E Weber, Sarah G Poland, Adam B Yanke, Brian J Cole
BACKGROUND: Concomitant anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction and meniscal allograft transplantation (ACLR/MAT) has demonstrated short-term success in small, retrospective cohort studies. Patient- and disease-specific predictors of success after ACLR/MAT are largely unknown. PURPOSE: To (1) prospectively evaluate the subjective and objective clinical and radiographic outcomes after ACLR/MAT and (2) conduct a subgroup analysis to identify patient- or disease-related factors that correlate with failure...
March 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272834/urate-oxidase-for-the-prevention-and-treatment-of-tumour-lysis-syndrome-in-children-with-cancer
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REVIEW
Daniel Kl Cheuk, Alan Ks Chiang, Godfrey Cf Chan, Shau Yin Ha
BACKGROUND: Tumour lysis syndrome (TLS) is a serious complication of malignancies and can result in renal failure or death. Previous reviews did not find clear evidence of benefit of urate oxidase in children with cancer. This review is the second update of a previously published Cochrane review. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects and safety of urate oxidase for the prevention and treatment of TLS in children with malignancies. SEARCH METHODS: In March 2016 we searched CENTRAL, MEDLINE, Embase, and CINAHL...
March 8, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251374/perioperative-management-of-hepatectomy-in-patients-with-interstitial-pneumonia-a-report-of-three-cases-and-a-literature-review
#6
REVIEW
Norio Kubo, Kenichiro Araki, Takahiro Yamanaka, Kouki Hoshino, Norihiro Ishii, Mariko Tsukagoshi, Takamichi Igarashi, Akira Watanabe, Keitaro Hirai, Fumiyoshi Saitoh, Hiroyuki Kuwano, Ken Shirabe
PURPOSE: Interstitial pneumonia (IP) is a progressive and irreversible fibrosis and can be fatal if acute exacerbation (AE) occurs. While a useful risk-scoring system has been established for lung surgery, no risk evaluation exists for AE of IP related to non-pulmonary surgery. The objective of this review is to describe the management for patients with IP. METHODS: We experienced three hepatectomy cases with IP. The first was a 72-year-old male patient diagnosed with hepatocellular carcinoma...
March 1, 2017: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247041/volatile-organic-compounds-in-exhaled-breath-of-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-for-discrimination-from-healthy-subjects
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Yu-Ichi Yamada, Gen Yamada, Mitsuo Otsuka, Hirotaka Nishikiori, Kimiyuki Ikeda, Yasuaki Umeda, Hirofumi Ohnishi, Koji Kuronuma, Hirofumi Chiba, Jörg Ingo Baumbach, Hiroki Takahashi
Purpose Human breath analysis is proposed with increasing frequency as a useful tool in clinical application. We performed this study to find the characteristic volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the exhaled breath of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) for discrimination from healthy subjects. Methods VOCs in the exhaled breath of 40 IPF patients and 55 healthy controls were measured using a multi-capillary column and ion mobility spectrometer. The patients were examined by pulmonary function tests, blood gas analysis, and serum biomarkers of interstitial pneumonia...
March 1, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240848/prognostic-significance-of-a-tumor-marker-index-based-on-preoperative-serum-carcinoembryonic-antigen-and-krebs-von-den-lungen-6-levels-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Masaki Tomita, Takanori Ayabe, Eiichi Chosa, Naohiro Nose, Kunihide Nakamura
Background: We retrospectively analysed the prognostic significance of a tumor marker index (TMI) based on preoperative serum carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) and Krebs von den Lungen-6 (KL-6) levels in nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. Materials and Methods: We enrolled 176 NSCLC patients who had preoperative serum CEA and KL-6 level measurements and had undergone curative surgery between 2009 and 2011. Results: The 5-year disease-specific survival of patients with high serum CEA levels was significantly poorer compared with that of patients with normal levels...
January 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217895/serum-urate-levels-predict-joint-space-narrowing-in-non-gout-patients-with-medial-knee-osteoarthritis
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Svetlana Krasnokutsky, Charles Oshinsky, Mukundan Attur, Sisi Ma, Hua Zhou, Fangfei Zheng, Meng Chen, Jyoti Patel, Jonathan Samuels, Virginia C Pike, Ravinder Regatte, Jenny Bencardino, Leon Rybak, Steven Abramson, Michael H Pillinger
OBJECTIVE: OA pathogenesis includes both mechanical and inflammatory features. Studies have implicated synovial fluid urate (UA) as a potential OA biomarker, possibly reflecting chondrocyte damage. Whether serum urate (sUA) levels reflect/contribute to OA is unknown. We investigated whether sUA predicts OA progression in a non-gout knee OA population. METHODS: Eighty-eight subjects with medial knee OA (BMI <33) but without gout were included. Baseline sUA was measured in previously banked serum...
February 19, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183805/klotho-expression-in-long-bones-regulates-fgf23-production-during-renal-failure
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Jovana Kaludjerovic, Hirotaka Komaba, Tadatoshi Sato, Reinhold G Erben, Roland Baron, Hannes Olauson, Tobias E Larsson, Beate Lanske
Circulating levels of bone-derived fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) increase early during acute and chronic kidney disease and are associated with adverse outcomes. Membrane-bound Klotho acts as a permissive coreceptor for FGF23, and its expression was recently found in osteoblasts/osteocytes. We hypothesized that Klotho in bone cells is part of an autocrine feedback loop that regulates FGF23 expression during renal failure. Thus, we induced renal failure in mice with targeted deletion of Klotho in long bones...
February 9, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178340/sputum-biomarkers-in-ipf-evidence-for-raised-gene-expression-and-protein-level-of-igfbp-2-il-8-and-mmp-7
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J Guiot, M Henket, J L Corhay, C Moermans, R Louis
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a rare lung disease of unknown origin leading rapidly to death. This paper addresses the issue of whether sputum induction is a suitable tool to study respiratory tract inflammation and potential biomarkers in IPF compared to COPD, a fibrosing airway wall disease. METHODS: In a cross-sectional analysis, 15 IPF patients, 32 COPD and 30 healthy subjects underwent sputum induction. Total sputum cell counts and the amount of TGF- β, IGF-1, IGF-2, IGFBP-1, IGFBP-2, IGFBP-3, IL-8, IL-13, MMP-7, MMP-9, YKL-40, TNF-α and KL-6 in sputum supernatant were analysed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164623/decreased-synovial-fluid-%C3%AE-melanocyte-stimulating-hormone-%C3%AE-msh-levels-reflect-disease-severity-in-patients-with-posttraumatic-ankle-osteoarthritis
#12
Guangyu Liu, Yunzhen Chen, Guichun Wang, Jianbing Niu
BACKGROUND: α-Melanocyte-stimulating hormone (α-MSH), an endogenous melanocortin peptide, has been demonstrated to have anti-inflammation effects and protect against cartilage damage. Objective In this study, we aimed to investigate whether α-MSH in ankle joint synovial fluid is associated with the disease severity of posttraumatic ankle osteoarthritis (PTAOA). METHODS: 66 PTAOA patients undergoing ankle arthroscopical debridement or ankle joint replacement were enrolled in the study...
August 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132085/tibial-condylar-valgus-osteotomy-tcvo-for-osteoarthritis-of-the-knee-5-year-clinical-and-radiological-results
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Ko Chiba, Akihiko Yonekura, Takashi Miyamoto, Makoto Osaki, Goji Chiba
PURPOSE: Tibial condylar valgus osteotomy (TCVO) is a type of opening-wedge high tibial osteotomy for advanced medial knee osteoarthritis (OA) with subluxated lateral joint. We report the concept, the current surgical technique with a locking plate, and the short-term clinical and radiological results of this procedure. METHODS: 11 knees with medial OA and a widened lateral joint were treated by TCVO (KL stage III: 6, IV: 5). In this procedure, by the L-shaped osteotomy from the medial side of the proximal tibia to the intercondylar eminence and the valgus correction, lateralization of the mechanical axis and reduction of the subluxated lateral joint are obtained with early postoperative weight-bearing...
March 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129488/chondrocalcinosis-in-knee-joints-is-associated-with-pain-but-not-with-synovitis-data-from-the-osteoarthritis-initiative
#14
Bobby Kwanghoon Han, Woojin Kim, Jingbo Niu, Shristi Basnyat, Veniamin Barshay, John P Gaughan, Charlene Williams, Sharon L Kolasinski, David T Felson
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the relationship between chondrocalcinosis and pain or synovitis in knee joints by examining data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative (OAI). METHODS: Data were obtained from the OAI public use data sets. The relationship between chondrocalcinosis on baseline knee radiograph and pain at baseline and at 4 years was examined. Analyses were adjusted for age, gender, body mass index, and Kellgren-Lawrence (KL) grade and the correlation between two knees in a subject was controlled using generalized estimating equations...
January 27, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128990/differing-expression-of-cytokines-and-tumor-markers-in-combined-pulmonary-fibrosis-and-emphysema-compared-to-emphysema-and-pulmonary-fibrosis
#15
Ling Xu, Wei Bian, Xiao-Hua Gu, Ce Shen
This study aimed to explore the different pathogeneses of combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema (CPFE) from emphysema and pulmonary fibrosis. The levels of transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), Krebs Von Den Lungen-6 (KL-6), matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9), tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases-1 (TIMP-1), cytokeratin 19 fragment (CYFRA21-1), squamous cell carcinoma antigen (SCC), and the telomerase activity in peripheral blood were measured in 38 CPFE patients, 50 pulmonary emphysema patients, and 34 idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) patients...
January 27, 2017: COPD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126350/peptostreptococcus-anaerobius-induces-intracellular-cholesterol-biosynthesis-in-colon-cells-to-induce-proliferation-and-causes-dysplasia-in-mice
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Ho Tsoi, Eagle Sh Chu, Xiang Zhang, Jianqiu Sheng, Daniel Nakatsu, Siew C Ng, Anthony Wh Chan, Francis Kl Chan, Joseph Jy Sung, Jun Yu
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Stool samples from patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) have a higher abundance of Peptostreptococcus anaerobius than stool from individuals without CRC, based on metagenome sequencing. We investigated whether P anaerobius contributes to colon tumor formation in mice and its possible mechanisms of carcinogenesis. METHODS: We performed quantitative PCR analyses to measure P anaerobius in 112 stool samples and 255 colon biopsies from patients with CRC or advanced adenoma and from healthy individuals (controls) undergoing colonoscopy examination at hospitals in Hong Kong and Beijing...
January 23, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100307/the-kl24-gene-cluster-and-a-genomic-island-encoding-a-wzy-polymerase-contribute-genes-needed-for-synthesis-of-the-k24-capsular-polysaccharide-by-the-multiply-antibiotic-resistant-acinetobacter-baumannii-isolate-rch51
#17
Johanna J Kenyon, Anastasiya A Kasimova, Mikhail Shneider, Alexander S Shashkov, Nikolay P Arbatsky, Anastasiya V Popova, Konstantin A Miroshnikov, Ruth M Hall, Yuriy A Knirel
The whole genome sequence of the multiply antibiotic resistant Acinetobacter baumannii isolate RCH51 belonging to sequence type ST103 (Institut Pasteur scheme) revealed that the set of genes at the capsule locus, KL24, includes four genes predicted to direct the synthesis of 3-acetamido-3,6-dideoxy-D-galactose (D-Fuc3NAc) and this sugar was found in the capsular polysaccharide (CPS). One of these genes, fdtE, encodes a novel bifunctional protein with an N-terminal FdtA 3,4-ketoisomerase domain and a C-terminal acetyltransferase domain...
January 17, 2017: Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031829/summer-type-hypersensitivity-pneumonitis-in-a-patient-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-on-methotrexate-and-tacrolimus
#18
Hirotsugu Ohkubo, Minami Okayama, Kensuke Fukumitsu, Akio Niimi
A 59-year-old woman receiving methotrexate and tacrolimus for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) was referred to our hospital following bilateral ground-glass opacity observed in her chest X-ray and elevated serum KL-6. After methotrexate and tacrolimus cessation, shortness of breath developed and ground-glass opacity observed in the chest computed tomography rapidly worsened. Bronchoalveolar lavage showed increased lymphocytes, and trans-bronchial lung biopsy confirmed lymphocytic alveolitis. In addition, the patient had serum antibodies against Trichosporon asahii, a fungal pathogen...
November 2016: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028271/-differential-diagnosis-of-interstitial-pneumonia-by-home-ultrasound-examination
#19
Keigo Yasukawa, Kazuhiro Hisajima, Kazutaka Imai, Yukihiro Soga
BACKGROUND: Patients receiving home care present clinically diverse forms of chronic respiratory failure, for which it is difficult to establish a definite diagnosis. CT diagnosis requires the patient to be transported, and obtaining the blood test results for the serum maker KL-6 requires a few days. Nevertheless, with the widespread use of portable ultrasound devices, we can now make an immediate ultrasound diagnosis of the lung in the home care setting. In our experience, most patients with deteriorated interstitialpneumonia show characteristic large disseminated B-lines or pleural effusion...
December 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028160/predictive-value-of-mri-features-for-development-of-radiographic-osteoarthritis-in-a-cohort-of-participants-with-pre-radiographic-knee-osteoarthritis-the-check-study
#20
Kim van Oudenaarde, Björn Jobke, Ans C M Oostveen, Annekarien C A Marijnissen, Ron Wolterbeek, Janet Wesseling, Sita M A Bierma-Zeinstra, Hans L Bloem, Monique Reijnierse, Margreet Kloppenburg
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether MRI features are associated with development of radiographic knee OA and can be used as a predictive tool in early knee OA. METHODS: In 148 participants of the Cohort Hip and Cohort Knee study (mean age 56 years, 78% women), with a Kellgren Lawrence (KL) score ⩽1, we obtained semi-quantitatively scored knee MRI scans and radiographs at baseline. After 5 years, we determined the development of radiographic knee OA (KL ⩾2). We calculated odds ratios (ORs), with 95% CIs adjusted for age, sex and BMI, to identify MRI features associated with OA development...
January 2017: Rheumatology
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